Man Robbed, Stabbed At Hixson Pike Bus Stop

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A man was robbed and stabbed at a bus stop on Hixson Pike on Tuesday night.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were called concerning a robbery at 3800 Hixson Pike.

Phani Tangirala, 22, was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for treatment of a stab wound to the abdomen.

Medical personnel stated that Mr. Tangirala appeared to have a non-life threatening wound to his abdomen.

Mr. Tangirala stated that he left his place of work around 9 p.m. and proceeded to the bus stop.

After he arrived at the bus stop, he said an unknown suspect approached him from the wooded area behind the bus stop.

The suspect demanded money from Mr. Tangirala and proceeded to stab Mr. Tangirala in the abdomen below his left rib cage.

The suspect stole cash from Mr. Tangirala’s wallet before fleeing back into the wooded area.

A canvass of the area where Mr. Tangirala claimed the incident occurred brought about no crime scene, no witnesses and no evidence to process.

The suspect description is as follows: Unknown race, male, 5’10" to 6 feet tall, dressed in all black, black scarf covering face and armed with a possible kitchen knife. The suspect had a strong odor of marijuana coming from his person.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call 423-698-2525

Men Sentenced For Conspiracy To Use Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Brian Cannon, Terry Peace and Cory Williamson have been sentenced for conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in attacks against federal government agencies.  The defendants planned to attack critical infrastructure while motivating militia groups in other states to rise up and join them in removing government officials who they believed had exceeded their Constitutional ... (click for more)

TBI Agent Testifies About Drug-Related Calls From One Of The "Worst Of The Worst"

A TBI agent testified Friday about intercepting drug-related calls of Jerry Alexander Jr, one of 32 men indicted in November of 2013 who were called the “worst of the worst” criminals in Chattanooga.       The 32 suspects were charged with conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack, and or 5 kilograms of cocaine and Alexander faces multiple ... (click for more)

Vote To Save Graduate Medical Education Funding

As a resident physician at UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, I know first-hand the impact Medicare financing for Graduate Medical Education has on physician education and access to care for patients in our community and communities all over the country.  GME funding provides medical school graduates the opportunity to complete the required years of clinical residency training ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quaker Oats & Stuff

Some genius in the Quaker Oats marketing department came up with a novel idea last summer with the theme: “What if you had the chance to do something you have always wanted to do … but you had to start today?” Somehow Michael Hope and his family – that includes three children – got to be interviewed and, when his 10-year-old daughter Lauren was asked, she said she always wanted ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Beats Signal Mountain In Volleyball

The high school volleyball season is only in its second week, but things haven't gotten off to as good a start as teams from Notre Dame and Signal Mountain would like. But these two teams met Thursday evening at Signal Mountain and it was the Lady Irish who went home smiling as they beat the Lady Eagles, 3-1.  Set scores were 25-21, 25-17, 20-25 and 25-18. Both teams ... (click for more)

Chattanoogan.com Prep Football Picks: Week Two